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The Best American Science Writing 2007.

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2007 GINA KOLATA AND JESSE COHEN, EDS.

Science writing has always benefited from its cutting-edge and often controversial subject matter, Kolata explains, making choosing the best writing from any given year a daunting task. This anthology, the eighth in a series, features articles drawn from such publications as Esquire, The New York Times, Science, and Wired. Among the .... 20 selections is a piece on lie detection by Robin Marantz Henig. Also included is an essay by Oliver Sacks, who writes about a patient who acquired stereoscopic vision late in life. A descendant of Charles Darwin, contributor Matthew Chapman brings a unique perspective to his piece on the celebrated 2005 court case centering on efforts by the Dover, Pa., board of education to add intelligent design to the public school curriculum. With other pieces dealing with such issues as medical ethics and global warming's effects on butterflies, this collection reflects the range of contemporary scientific inquiry and the skilled writers who cover it best. Harper Perennial, 2007, 333 p,, paperback, $14.95.

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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
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Date:Sep 15, 2007
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